GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

New models - Subaru - Liberty - range

Lift for Liberty range

New face: Significant front-end revisions distinguish the new Liberty from last year's model.

Specification levels and suspension refinement have been targeted in the 2002 Subaru Liberty range

28 Jun 2001

SUBARU Australia this week released its 2002 model year Liberty range with the strongest facelift yet seen for the current generation car.

On top of the usual cosmetic changes, Subaru has targeted the Liberty's suspension and specification levels.

Pricing has increased across the range - up $60 and $180 for the GX manual and automatic models respectively, $600 and $720 for the RX manual and automatic and an increase of $600 for both Heritage models.

In the looks department, all MY02 Libertys receive clear-lens headlights with integrated indicators, a chrome grille surround with different mesh inserts for sedan and wagon models and revised front bumper profiles that also differentiate the sedans and wagons.

RX and Heritage models get slightly different fog lights, in line with the new bumpers.

Changes that are harder to spot include a revised bonnet design that is now made from aluminium and additional supports for the rear suspension sub-frame that are claimed to increase strength and benefit handling.

The manual transmission on RX models has been upgraded with a dual mass flywheel to reduce engine and transmission noise, vibration and harshness, as well as providing a smoother clutch action.

Inside there are now twin trip meters and improved lumbar support on the driver's seat, while the wagon models gain adjustable centre rear head restraints.

Seat and door trims on the GX and RX grades have also changed, with a new black pattern for the GX and a revised charcoal grey with black stripe arrangement in the RX.

The Heritage wagon is now fitted with a dash-mounted switch to enable the Vehicle Dynamics Control system to be turned off by the driver - particularly in snow, ice or mud conditions when some degree of wheel spin may be required to engage traction. Under normal circumstances the VDC system would prevent the car's wheels from slipping.

Sales of the Liberty have slowed in the past few months compared to the same period in previous years, but that has been attributed to "supply issues" by Subaru Australia spokesman David Rowley.

"With the introduction of the MY02 model we are hoping to turn that around and with B4 due shortly, we expect the attention it will get as the range-topping car to filter down to the rest of the Liberty range as well," he said.

In August Subaru will add the much anticipated twin-turbo B4 to the Liberty range as a long awaited successor to the RS Turbo.

The delay in bringing the sports-luxury model here means it will also be MY02 specification when it arrives, picking up the revised headlight, bonnet and bumper designs as well as new 17-inch alloy wheels.

The MY02 changes will filter through to the Liberty-based Outback range in the next two months.

For the remainder of the year Subaru is also planning to return an automatic WRX to the Impreza range, as well as adding the high-performance STi model before Christmas.

2002 LIBERTY PRICING
Sedan
GX (man) $29,990
GX (auto) $31,980
RX (man) $36,980
RX (auto) $38,880
Heritage (auto) $41,890 Wagon
GX (man) $31,860
GX (auto) $33,850
RX (man) $38,290
RX (auto) $40,280
Heritage (auto) $46,590

The Road to Recovery podcast series


GoAuto can help you buy a new Liberty

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Subaru models

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here